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Covid-19, New Zealand flour industry endures Covid-19

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2020
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    Medium Digital
    Edition1
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    Economics & commerce > Feeding the World
    Contemporary news > 2020

    Scope & contentOver 200 countries and territories around the world are affected by COVID-19. While all are fighting the virus, each country is faced with its own unique challenges.

    New Zealand, an island nation of just five million people with thousands of kilometres of ocean isolating us from the nearest neighbouring countries has the fortunate opportunity to not only 'flatten the curve' but to potentially 'squash out' COVID-19 entirely.

    With the assistance from Paul Fahy, Technical and Project Manager of Champion Flour Milling Ltd and Chairman of New Zealand Flour Millers Association (NZFMA), this article explores the steps taken as a nation to relieve lockdown conditions safely (on April 27th, 2020) so the country can begin to relax restrictions, as well as outlining an inspiring story of how a domestic flour industry has managed to keep consumers supplied with that essential ingredient, flour.

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